Sam and Dave - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

First performance: 25/09/2009


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 

Taping for Elvis Costello's Spectacle. Bruce backed by Roy Bittan and Nils Lofgren on "Wild Billy's Circus Story". "American Skin (41 Shots)" is Bruce solo. "Galveston Bay" is Bruce and Roy. Elvis Costello sings "Black Ladder" and "Brilliant Disguise" with Bruce and Nils backing. "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down", "Seeds", and the Radio medley are full band: Bruce, Roy and Nils plus Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Costello also performed Springsteen's "Point Blank" with The Imposters. Plenty of discussion between Costello and Springsteen.
 
 
 
WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / THE RIVER (partial) / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / GALVESTON BAY / OH, PRETTY WOMAN (partial) / I CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN / BLACK LADDER / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / THE RISING / SEEDS / RADIO SILENCE - RADIO NOWHERE - RADIO RADIO 
 

Songinfo

"I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" is a song written by Homer Banks and Allen Jones. Originally recorded by soul duo Sam & Dave in 1967, the song was famously covered by new wave musician Elvis Costello with his backing band the Attractions in 1980 for their album Get Happy!!.
 
 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

 
1999-10-15 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ 
"Got a close friend of mine lives here in…..here in Phoenix…..gonna have him come up and sing a song with us…..he´s uh…..in my opinion, just one of the greatest living soul singers of all time……Mr.Sam Moore, the original soul man……come on, Sam…..the teacher, the teacher….."
 
Samuel David Moore (born October 12, 1935, Miami, FL) is an American Southern Soul and Rhythm & Blues (R&B) singer who was the tenor vocalist for the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 through 1981. Sam Moore is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame (for "Soul Man"), The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Award and a multi-Gold Record award winning recording artist.
Sam Moore also contributed on the Human Touch album (1992) : 
 
Bruce also contributed  on " Better to have and not need ":  a song written by Homer Banks, Thomas Bingham, and John Colbert, and released in 2006 by Sam Moore's on his comeback album Overnight Sensational. Bruce Springsteen guests on the recording of this track. (vocals)
 
 
 
All appearances with Springsteen:
 
 
 
1999-10-15 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
 
2006-02-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ
Sam Moore recording session
 
2006-02-08 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES
Grammy Awards
 
2009-10-29 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert
 
2012-12-06 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
HUMAN TOUCH - STUDIO SESSIONS 
  
"Your ticket is your handshake. These skills gave me a huge ace up my sleeve. And when we finally went on the road, and we played that ace, we scorched the Earth, because that's what I was taught to do by Sam Moore, and by James Brown. " 
 

Lyrics

I'm the living result
Of a man who's been hurt a little too much
Now I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears
Sadness is all my lonely heart can feel
I can't stand up for falling down
I can't stand up for falling down
Simple though love is
Yet it confused me
Why I'm not loved the way I should be
Listen I've lived with heartaches
And I've roomed with fear
I've dealt with despair
And I've wrestled with tears
I can't stand up for falling down
I can't stand up for falling down
The vow that we made
You broke it in two
But that don't stop me from loving you
I can't stand up for falling down
I can't stand up for falling down